Tom Kays and Eric Schena passed along word of the loss of George Merz, a longstanding supporter of the Virginia Numismatic Association.
Eric Schena writes:
George A. Merz, Treasurer of the Virginia Numismatic Association, passed away on 5 June 2013. George has been a big supporter of spreading and encouraging knowledge on numismatics in the Commonwealth and helped me tremendously in putting out my book on Ingle System scrip. He was a fixture at many coin shows in the area and always willing to talk about history and numismatics. He and Judy have always been kind and generous and absolute joys to be around. I will miss him dearly.
Here's an excerpt from his obituary.
George Albert Merz, 73, of Bridgewater, passed away June 5, 2013 at his residence in Bridgewater.
Mr. Merz was born June 14, 1939 in Buffalo, New York, and was the son of the late Walter Merz and Elizabeth Bertsch Merz. Mr. Merz received a B.S. Degree in Pharmacology from the University of Buffalo, and attended Virginia Commonwealth University, studying accounting. He passed his CPA exam and practiced briefly. He also held a Master Gardener Certification.
To read the complete obituary, see:
George A. Merz
Wayne Homren, Editor
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